Night sweats relevant for men
Not only women after menopause suffer from night sweats. The study found that men also do not shy away from this problem, which sometimes speaks of smartelevation.
Two classic symptoms of menopause among women are hot flashes and night sweats. However, practice shows that the representatives of the stronger sex, too, can face the night sweats, although not as dramatically effective, as is the case with women, the body which develops the climax. In men, sweating is called a smooth decrease in the level of the male hormone testosterone, which in some cases is accompanied by a simultaneous no less sharp increase of the stress hormone cortisol. Interestingly, in 2002, researchers from the University of Oklahoma found that episodes of nocturnal sweating, which occurs during sleep, faces up to 41% of adults, and many of them are men.
If women who can not tolerate the symptoms of menopause, to seek professional assistance to doctors, men are ashamed to talk to doctors about such problems. And it is in vain, because in some cases, severe night sweats can be an indicator of health problems that require urgent attention by the doctors. For example, this sweating has been reported during viral infections as a result of variations in temperature, when the excessively active thyroid gland secreting excessive amounts of thyroid hormones that increase metabolic rate.
In some instances night sweats is a symptom of lymphoma – cancers of the lymphatic system. Sometimes men night sweats manifests itself in tumors of the prostate gland due to a reaction of the immune system on cancer. Finally, in some cases, severe night sweats tells about the ingestion of HIV infection. (READ MORE)